Best Toronto Hotel: The Hazelton Hotel

Located right in the middle of Yorkville, The Hazelton Hotel is the best place to stay if you’re looking for an over-the-top scene in Toronto. It’s basically the embodiment of the term “posh,” filled with no shortage of eye-catching characters.

The hotel features 77 luxurious but comfortable, oversized luxury hotel rooms and suites designed by internationally renowned Yabu Pushelberg (only the best). The beautifully designed rooms and suites evoke next-level grandeur, featuring things like heated floors, 9-foot ceilings, and deep soaker tubs.

The bar is always full of well-dressed martini-holding patrons and makes for prime people-watching real estate. The drinks are on the pricy end of the scale, but that’s to be expected given the upscale vibe.

One of the best features of The Hazelton Hotel is ONE Restaurant, a product of celebrity chef Mark McEwan. The celebrated Toronto restaurant boasts French and Italian flavours, paired with the best of fresh, local Ontario produce. Menu favourites include things like the lobster spoons (one of the best appetizers in the city), baked brie in all its gooey glory, the albacore tuna, and the selection of steaks. They also make a pretty unforgettable eggs benedict.

Naturally, the spa at The Hazelton is just as celeb-worthy as the famous faces that grace the hotel’s doors and ONE’s patio – it’s definitely one of the city’s best.

Other perks of the Toronto hotel includes VIP services like pet walking, 24-hour in-room dining, and in-room private dressing rooms complete with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. One of the best parts about the hotel, however is its location right in the middle of tree-lined Yorkville and all of its restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and lounges.

Although there has been an influx of luxury, high-end hotels in Toronto in recent years, The Hazelton is Toronto’s only member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an alliance of independent luxury hotels worldwide.